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14 September 2017 (Scripps) – A new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories “catastrophic” and “unknown” to characterize the range of threats posed by rapid global warming. Researchers propose that unknown risks imply existential threats to the survival of humanity.These categories describe two low-probability but statistically significant scenarios that could play out by century’s end, in a new study by Veerabhadran Ramanathan…
10.07 / 19:47
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By Evan Halper6 October 2017(The Los Angeles Times) – The Trump administration is not giving up on its effort to block Obama-era restrictions on the release of potent methane emissions at oil and gas drilling operations on public land, even after a federal judge ruled its suspension of the restrictions was illegal.The court ruling came Wednesday at the behest of California and other states, which charged the administration is required by law to enforce the new rules intended to cut the r…
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By Alan Burdick21 September 2017(The New Yorker) – Every spring, in alpine regions around the world, one of Earth’s tiniest migrations takes place. The migrants are single-celled green algae; they are kin to seaweed, but instead of living in the sea they live in snow. (Snow weed, maybe?) They spend the winter deep in the snowpack, atop last summer’s snow, as dormant cysts. In the spring, they wake and swim up through the trickle of snowmelt to the surface, dividing and photosynthesizing as …
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By Anastasia Selby  14 September 2017(Vox) – The mundane days all run together. But those days when I was genuinely unsure if I would make it to the end of my shift intact are the ones that stand out.I remember fighting a fire on the Angeles National Forest in 2002. Our crew flew onto a ridge in a helicopter. The rotor wash, or wind created by the helicopter blades, flung orange embers into the unburned vegetation — the “green.” Immediately, it started burning.We jumped out of the heli…
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OxyChem imports about 300,000 pounds of asbestos annually. Health groups allege the company failed to report to EPA their significant use of…
10.07 / 19:31
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Just weeks after Hurricane Irma crippled islands throughout the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico—and PETA is on the ground, helping to save animals. The post Live Updates: Follow PETA’s On-Site Work Saving Terrified Animals in Puerto Rico appeared first on PET…
10.07 / 19:11
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5 October 2017 (United Nations) – One year has passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwest Haiti – leaving terrible destruction in its wake – but children and adolescents on the island still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.“Hundreds of thousands of children had their lives turned upside down by Hurricane Matthew,” said Marc Vincent, the head of the UNICEF country off…
10.07 / 17:19
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By Cleide Carvalho25 September 2017 SÃO PAULO (O Globo) – [Translation by Google] The government bill that reduces the National Forest (Flona) of Jamanxim, in Pará, should benefit grileiros who deforested and occupied at least 44 thousand hectares of land that should be protected. The area - larger than the city of Curitiba and home to 1.8 million people - was cleared over a period of eight years between 2008 and 2016. The project is designed to regularize the situation of former squatters …
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By Karen Weintraub2 October 2017MOUNT DESERT ROCK, Maine (The New York Times) – From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats twice at 22-second intervals, interrupting the endless chatter of herring gulls.At least twice a day, beginning shortly after dawn, researchers climb steps and ladders and crawl through a modest glass doorway to scan the surrounding sea, looking for the distinctive spout of a whale.This chunk of r…
10.07 / 16:46
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By Alister Doyle27 September 2017OSLO (Reuters) – Weather extremes and air pollution from burning fossil fuels cost the United States $240 billion a year in the past decade, according to a report [pdf] on Wednesday that urged President Donald Trump to do more to combat climate change.This year is likely to be the most expensive on record with an estimated $300 billion in losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and a spate of wildfires in western states in the past two months, it s…
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A coalition of environmental and health groups has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that it needs to implement more protective clean air standards…
10.07 / 12:39
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Please click to enlarge the image below to see the Nolde Forest EEC November & December Community Programs attached.  Program fliers available at the …
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In this video, the BBC has traveled to Norway to meet a pack of…
10.07 / 05:16
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And now for something completely different: a man with a stoat through his head. Nonono, not that. Instead, a thing from the garden: It is, or so I understand, a truffle. Or rather two. I found them while mowing the front lawn on Sunday. This was somewhat unexpected. And indeed, I might not even…
10.07 / 05:15
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TOYOTA CITY, Japan, September 28, 2017—Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), Denso Corporation (Denso), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) signed a contract today to jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles. Furthermore, the three companies have also decided to establish a… Read More Mazda, Toyota Plus Denso create company for Common Architecture on E…
10.07 / 05:06
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The global economy is producing more food than ever, yet an incredible 1/3 is being wasted. This is at a time when 7 million people are dying from malnutrition every year, and rich countries such as the UK have had… Read More The Cost of Wasted…
10.07 / 05:06
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WRITERJenny Woodman  @JennyWoodman Science writer and educator October 3, 2017 — Much of what lay beneath the ship was a mystery. The edge of the continental shelf plummets more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) somewhere in the vicinity of oceanographer… Read More Ensia talks why we MUST protect 600,000 square miles that most people will n…
10.07 / 05:06
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Many of the world’s top organizations are investing billions of dollars into environmentally sound processes and procedures. The consumer climate has changed, and customers are switching to green products. Buyers are paying closer attention to what they purchase and how… Read More 4 Ways Companies Are Helping…
10.07 / 05:06
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After a PETA complaint, state authorities have filed suit to shut down the roadside zoo's fundraising efforts. The post Dade City’s Wild Things Faces Lawsuit Over Fraudulent Fundraising appeared first on…
10.07 / 05:06
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Following a yearlong investigation sparked by a PETA complaint, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services filed a lawsuit on October 2 against Dade City’s Wild Things (DCWT)—a ... The post Dade City’s Wild Things Faces Lawsuit Over Fraudulent Fundraising appeared first on P…
10.07 / 05:06
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